On the basis of a survey in which they asked 695 LGBTQ+ people worldwide about their experiences online, vpnMentor prepared a Guide to help this population to stay safe online. This guide aims to empower them and give them the tools to protect themselves online.
Some of the key findings of the survey indicate that:
- 73% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have been personally attacked or harassed online.
- 50% of all respondents in all categories of gender identity and sexual orientation have suffered sexual harassment online.
- When it comes to sexual orientation, asexual people feel the least safe online, and gay men the safest.
- When it comes to gender identity, transgender women feel the least safe online, and cisgender men the safest.
- Transgender women are the most likely to be outed against their will online, while cisgender men are least likely.
The Guide which is available following this link>>> offers a lot of practical advices on finding community online, cyber bullying on social media, cyber bullying on online forums, controlling identity, tips for parents, etc.
A lot of this content may also be used by the people who use drugs and other related marginalised populations.